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Origin of the name CANUTUS.
Etymology of the name CANUTUS.
Meaning of the baby name CANUTUS.

  

CANUTUS.  Latin form of Danish Knud or Knut (q.v.), from Old Norse Knútr (q.v.), meaning "knot" or "hill." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Some other forms are Canute, Cnud, Cnut, Knute, Knútr, and Knútur.

... Canutus of the two that furthest was from hope... Cries, "Noble Edmund, hold!  Let us the land divide."... and all aloud do cry, "Courageous kings, divide!  'Twere pity such should die."  Drayton: Polyolbion, xii. (1613). (The Reader's Handbook of Famous Names in Fiction, &c., Brewer, 1899).

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